June 26, 2003

How To Update your Diary from your Phone

Here at Symbian Diaries we're big fans of Symbian OS and the phones it powers. So whenever a Java Midlet comes along that says you can update your blog from your Handset, we alway try it. Finally, here's one that works. Azure is still in it's early stages, but it's already a promising tool. Download it and you can post on the move. Here's some set up instructions.

(1) Download Azure from http://web.vee.net/projects/azure/. Look for Install via a Personal Computer and grab the JAR file.

(2) Install Azure onto your phone. It's a Java Midlet, so if you're using a Nokia/Series 60, it'll be under the Midlet Apps Icon.

(3) Run the app. You'll be asked for three bits of info.
Your Weblog Address is http://www.symbiandiaries.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-xmlrpc.cgi
Your Username and Your Password are the same as when you log on via the Web Interface.

(4) Select your blog from the list presented. Most Symbian Diaries users will only have one, but you can have multiple blogs.

Now have fun! I'm sure the author of Azure would like some feedbakc (as would the Symbian Diaries team!) so let us all know how you get on.

Posted by Ewan at June 26, 2003 09:15 PM | TrackBack
People interested in moblogging should also check out BlogPlanet (http://www.blogplanet.net). It's a MIDlet that works not only with MovableType but with every server that supports the BloggerAPI. It has a comfortable editor with pre-defined tags and a user definable dictionary. Users of the Nokia 3650 can use the built-in camera to take pictures and include them in their blog posts. Posted by: Dennis Luemkemann on June 27, 2003 11:12 AM
Due to way Java works on series 60, BlogPlanet is not being able to import other images from phone. So you will not be able to upload any images from 7650 and only images taken on 3650 in BlogPlanet will be able to be uploaded. Posted by: Gadget17 on June 27, 2003 09:36 PM
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